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Employment Opportunity - Senior Workplace Health & Safety Advisor


Location: Civic Centre   Occupation: Human Resources/WHS   Division: Executive Services - Human Resources

Attractive remuneration package available inclusive of housing, utility allowance, vehicle and 6 weeks annual leave

Fixed-Term 3 year contract

  • Take the next step in your WHS career
  • Exciting, hands-on role for an experienced health & safety professional
  • Build on the breadth and depth of your WHS knowledge and experience
  • Work where your input is truly valued
  • Career opportunity without the stress and commute of the city

Are you an experienced workplace health & professional seeking a new challenge?

An opportunity exists for a dynamic and action focused individual to lead the Health & Safety team. This position will report directly to the Manager Human Resources and will oversee the implementation, compliance and management of the Town’s WHS Strategy and WHS Management System while actively promoting a safe workplace culture. This position will also be responsible for providing WHS direction, advice and support across the organisation and its multiple workplace sites, provide safety leadership, supervise a WHS Advisor and oversee inspections, audits, workers compensation claims and injury management.

The preferred candidate will play an active role promoting safety awareness and fostering a culture of proactive injury and hazard prevention for all employees, contractors and the public through compliance with the relevant Workplace Health and Safety Acts and Regulations.

Our ideal candidate is an effective communicator who can liaise with all levels of the business as well as external organisation. Be a self-motivated, diligent individual who prides themselves on their strong attention to detail. The preferred candidate will have previous experience in a similar high level WHS role with proven coaching and mentoring skills as well as qualifications in Work, Health & Safety.

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol assessment to be considered for the role, as well as possess:

  • Tertiary qualification in Work, Health & Safety and demonstrated experience in a high level WHS role
  • Current ‘C’ class drivers licence
  • National Police Clearance
  • Workplace First Aid certificate

In addition to the cash base salary our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include:

  • Six weeks annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading
  • Wellness program includes discounted gym membership and pool membership
  • Superannuation of 9.5% with a co-contribution scheme of up to 14% available for those choose this option
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Family oriented and lifestyle supportive working conditions
  • Town provided housing

*The Town provides pre-allocated accommodation with this role. Should this property not meet the requirements of the preferred candidate, alternate arrangements can be made at the discretion and cost of the candidate.

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online at

If you are unable to apply online, please forward your application documents to Human Resources, Attention “Confidential Advertised Vacancy” either by:

Post:  PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721

Hand: Civic Centre, McGregor Street, Port Hedland WA 6721 

Your application should include a comprehensive letter detailing how your experience meets the essential and desirable experience listed on the Position Description and how your experience will enable you to execute the accountabilities as listed. Applicants who do not address selection criteria may not be considered in the first round of shortlisting. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is received in full prior to the closing date and time.

For more information on the Town or to obtain a copy of the position description please visit Town of Port Hedland website. Should further information be required please contact Lyne Mear, Manager Human Resources on 08 9158 9348.

Applications close 4:00pm, Friday 18 January 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

The Town of Port Hedland is Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Attachments : - 20181210 PD Senior WHS Advisor.pdf - PreApplicationFormASAP_334892.pdf

Posted on Dec 14 by Town of Port Hedland

Advert closes on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:00:00

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